We jointly co-ordinate self-help sessions where women can work on their own and each other’s legal cases to strengthen them and we support women to report rape (often for the first time), provide expert reports and identify precedent setting cases which form the basis of campaigns against unjust government law and policy.
- Ms A won her appeal and substantial damages after waiting 10 years for a Home Office decision on her asylum claim.
- Ms O won housing after we helped her insist that the psychological impact torture had on her health be taken into account.
- Ms F won a Court of Appeal ruling that the Tribunal had failed to consider her case in accordance with its own Vulnerable Witness Guidance, setting an important precedent for other victims.
- Ms F, a Ugandan lesbian woman, won refugee status after speaking out against a gruelling Home Office interrogation which included intrusive questions about her sex life.
- Ms T was forced to retract her report of rape when she was asked about it at her Home Office screening interview in front of her partner, who didn’t know about what she’d suffered.
- Marian Okeibunor was put out on the street with two small children by Lewisham Social Services at the height of the pandemic and in the bitter January cold. We helped her secure accommodation and the right to claim asylum without putting herself and her children at further risk of catching Covid.
- Ms P, like many other victims of rape and domestic violence, didn’t know that her traumatic experiences could be grounds for asylum until she contacted us for help from detention. She made a claim in Yarl’s Wood forcing the Home Office to release her.